Dendera Temple complex (Hathor temple)

This beautifully restored main temple is dedicated to goddess Hathor of Egyptian Mythology and is virtually intact, complete with dark chambers, underground crypts, twisting staircases and rooftop access making it One of the best preserved temples of ancient Egypt

Dendera, Qena – Egypt

Coordinates: 26.141667, 32.670278

Dendera Temple complex is located about 2.5 kilometres south-east of Dendera, Egypt. The whole complex covers some 40,000 square meters and is surrounded by a hefty mudbrick enclosed wall. Dendera was inhabited in prehistory, a useful oasis on the banks of the Nile.

Dendera is one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt, dedicated to the goddess Hathor. Since it is usually visited first on the excursion to Luxor, it is somehow is associated with early morning and the rise of civilization (though it has been actually built quite late, mainly in Greco-Roman times).

One of the main features of the temple is the Dendera zodiac, the round calendar on the ceiling which is often represented in albums and postcards. Come and see it with your own eyes!